William Dampier Resource Bundle
Did a pirate discover Australia? This is the question we aim to have your class answer with this HistoriCool resource bundle!

Use the William Dampier & the Discovery of Australia Resource Bundle to engage your students in a wider study of Australia's discovery and the age of European exploration.

Australian Curriculum Link: ACHASSK084

This resource is delivered as a 12 page PDF in A4 size.

So, what's included?

✓ 700-word engaging and entertaining article entitled William Dampier: The Pirate Who Found Australia targeted at 10-12 year-old readers.

✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above article to build understanding and vocabulary.

✓ Pre- & Post-Reading Quiz for analysing prior knowledge and reading comprehension (answers included).

✓ Understanding the Text Tri-Level Question Guide asks students 'Does the text say this? Does the text suggest this? Do you agree with this statement regarding the text?

✓ Buccaneer Sensory Worksheet to encourage creative thinking about life on a 17th century pirate ship.

✓ William Dampier Postcard Template for imaginative writing.

✓ Wordsearch of words collected by William Dampier during his travels, which he introduced into the English language.

✓ Pirate Jokes - because who doesn't like pirate jokes, me hearties?

✓ A list of other teaching ideas for utilising William Dampier: The Pirate Who Found Australia in your classroom.

Purchase Issue 03 of HistoriCool Magazine in print or digital format to use this resource alongside the coinciding mag: www.historicool.com.au
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Created: Dec 23, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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